• Schuyler Esprit

Heartland: A love letter to fruit & family | An almanac for Caribbean futures by Schuyler Esprit

Heartland, uses family stories and genealogy as a point of departure to explore the history of the land in the Caribbean. The project looks at agriculture, ecology, and economy through the lens of a once-thriving commercial banana farm that was also the heartbeat of the family who owned and worked the land.

You may engage with Dr. Schuyler Esprit's interactive presentation above or at the Story Map link here. Please leave any comments, questions, reflections, and/or responses to the discussion questions that you may have via comments below. We also invite you you to submit your family history artifacts or stories related to agriculture, astronomy, and/or climate, in any way you interpret or connect with these themes by emailing: ecologiesentrelacees@gmail.com. You can find the submissions here.

Discussion Questions:

  • What connections do you see with Schuyler Esprit's family archival pieces and story, and your own?

  • What does this presentation teach us about generational connections to the land, postcolonial resilience, survival and reinvention in the Caribbean and elsewhere?

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